Since the majority of my new books come in one shipment each month from DCBS, I've decided to just show the books that were picked up locally. This means that there are some weeks where I don't pick up anything, however this was not one of those weeks. Thanks to the good people at Borderlands Comics in Greenville, SC I have a few new books to share.
We'll start off the with the $1.00 books - True Believers. I love that Marvel has been pumping out these cheap reprints of key stories for several reasons. 1) It's a great way for people to enjoy the stories without damaging the original copy a collector may own and 2) it's also a great way to get these stories into the hands of readers...period.
A lot of people may know that Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man's original girl friend died at the hands of the Green Goblin, but how many have read the issue? Better yet, what if Gwen had been saved? Originally told in What If? #24, this is one I wasn't going to pass up.
Never been a huge fan of Dr. Doom, but he is a very intriguing character and I loved reading him in the Secret Wars story from a few years ago. This is a reprint of What If? #22 and one that I haven't read before. Hoping it's good.
Can't turn down new Spider-Man releases! Picked up What If? Punisher #1B where basically it tells the story of Peter Parker becoming the Punisher. I really wanted the main cover, but all that was left was the action figure variant. Cool story, read it this afternoon in my hotel room.
I've been waiting for the epic Spider-Geddon story and even though I'm not current on my Spider books, now that this story is upon us it's helping me push through my backlog of books so I can jump in. I wasn't surprised that Marvel has a slew of variant covers for issue #1 and I honestly can't remember what cover I ordered from DCBS, but there was only two left of the Spider-Punk variant so I jumped on it.
Now these books may surprise people who really know me and what I like in comics. I'm a Marvel guy through and through. I have ventured out and bought a few non-Marvel books in the past, but traditionally 99% of what I read is Marvel. These two books may be the first DC books I've bought off the shelf since Gail Simone and Ed Benes were on DC's Birds of Prey. Yeah, that was a long time ago!
I can't really say why I decided to grab these. Perhaps knowing it's just a 5 issue story line and it's almost Halloween? Or maybe DC's "gimmick" foil covers this week drew me in? The cover to Wonder Woman #56 is quite beautiful, especially in person. I am looking forward to grabbing the next 3 parts and then sitting down to read through the entire Witching Hour story in one sitting.
That's it for now. I've got a lot on my plate in terms of photos to edit for toy reviews and for new content for the Transformers Bio Card Database...plus lots of comics to get caught up on. Now if only I could find a way to stop time so I could get caught up!